Teacher Training
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Element Yoga's 200hr teacher training program is designed for you to deepen your practice, cultivate your gifts, and discover your voice as a yoga guide while learning yogic philosophy and the rich principles of the yoga practice. This program is in person and may include some virtual meetings.

While we expect almost all of our Element teachers to pop in and share some wisdom through out the YTT program, we do have some teachers with larger roles, and some visiting teachers!

Guest STARS:

William Hufschmidt

Ju-Min Lint

Eiko Hareyama

Element Natives:

Octavia Nasr

Erin Bornstein

Douglas Johnson

Parisa Hervani

Courtenay Teitelbaum

Melanie Marcano

Miji Lee

Want to apply for Element Yoga's Teacher Training program? Email us at info@elementyogaatl.com

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  • PRICE: $3250* EARLY BIRD (Before Nov 25th): $3050
  • 6 Month Payment Plans Available.
  • *Work-Study Positions Available to be reimbursed up to $1,000. Can work around your schedule. Inquire via e-mail


  • 30 Class Credits for the required practice (to be taken at any Element Yoga location), teacher training manual, bonus workbooks, and elective workshops. Monthly Membership Discount after 30 credits are used will be available at a YTT rate of $85/month through May 2024. 


  • Alignment & Anatomy
  • Asana (Postures)
  • Pranayama (Breath)
  • Meditation
  • Sequencing & Theming Yoga
  • Philosophy & The 8 Limbs
  • The Subtle Body Teaching & Chakras
  • Yoga & The Business of Yoga
  • & More!


  • Saturday: 10:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Select Wednesdays or Fridays: (towards the end if needed) 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in person or virtual

    YTT BEGINS JAN 20TH 2024
Attendance Policy:

You may not miss more than 2 sessions/days. All missed sessions must be made up prior to the completion of the program.  Up to two missed sessions may be made up with self study, completed homework, and passing of oral or written quiz with Element Staff. If you miss more than 2 sessions and wish to complete the program, you must schedule a private lesson with Octavia to review missed material (Additional fee applies).

Interested in applying for yoga teacher training?  Email us at info@elementyogaatl.com

Students will be responsible for obtaining the required texts for the training program. We recommend ordering them as soon as possible before the start date. These books are available on multiple websites used or  in electronic format. 


Reading Requirements:


Yoga Sutras Interpretive Translation, Swami Jnaneshvara Bharati

Light On Yoga, B.K.S. Iyengar

Meditation and Mantras, Swami Vishnu-Devananda

Radiant Rest, Tracee Stanley

The Identity of Yoga: Contemporary Vs. Traditional Yogic Discourse, Octavia Nasr (Provided by Element)

My Book of Chakras, Octavia Nasr

Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students, Ellen Saltonstall

The Key muscles of Hatha Yoga, Ray Long, MD

The Bhagavad Gita, translation By Stephen Mitchell



Optional Additional Reading

  • Anatomy of Movement Exercises, Blandine Calais-Germain
  • Essential Yoga: An Illustrated Guide to Over 100 Yoga Poses and Meditations, Oliver H Miller
  • Yoga Body, Mind & Spirit: Return to Wholeness, Donna Farhi
  • Yoga & Ayurveda: Self Healing and Self Realization, David Frawley
  • The Language of Yoga: Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names, Sanskrit Terms, and Chants (Sanskrit and English Addition), Nicolai Bachman
  • Meditations From the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Ralph Gates and Katrina Kenison
  • Mudras: Yoga in Your Hand, Gertrud Hirschi


While not an exhaustive list of what is included, the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Manual Includes:

Introduction to Yoga and Yoga Teaching

  • What is Yoga?
  • History and Philosophy of Yoga
  • Yoga Lineages and Styles
  • Sacred Texts and Concepts
  • The Role of a Yoga Teacher

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Skeletal System and Alignment Principles
  • Muscular System and Asana Adjustments
  • Respiratory System and Breath Awareness
  • Nervous System and Yoga for Stress Management
  • The Subtle & Energetic Bodies
  • The Chakras

Asanas (Yoga Poses)

  • Essential Standing Poses
  • Fundamental Seated Poses
  • Basic Forward Bends and Hip Openers
  • Backbends and Spinal Twists
  • Balancing Poses and Inversions
  • Restorative and Relaxation Poses
  • Sequencing and Class Planning

Pranayama (Breathwork)

  • Understanding Prana (Life Force) and Pranayama
  • Basic Breath Awareness Techniques
  • Dirga Pranayama (Three-Part Breath)
  • Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Victorious Breath)
  • Kapalabhati Pranayama

Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Introduction to Meditation
  • Mindfulness and Awareness Techniques
  • Concentration and Focused Meditation
  • Meditation Methodology
  • Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)

Yoga Philosophy and Ethics

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga
  • Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers
  • Creating a Sacred Space for Practice
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • The Upanishads

Teaching Methodology

  • Communication Skills for Yoga Teachers
  • Demonstrating and Cueing Poses Effectively
  • Assisting and Adjusting Students Safely
  • Modifications and Props in Yoga Practice
  • Teaching Multi-Level and Special Populations

The Business of Yoga

  • Building Your Yoga Teaching Career
  • Marketing and Self-Promotion
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations
  • Creating a Business Plan
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